(January 1961)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Al Feldstein
Color:
color (#1-23, later issues); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - ?)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue was printed with a second cover as the back cover and the last twenty-five pages of the magazine printed upside down so the magazine could be flipped over if John Kennedy won the 1960 Presidential election.


Mad Congratulates Richard Nixon (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Alfred E. Neuman and Mad congratulates Richard Nixon on being elected President in 1960.

Indexer Notes

Alfred's campaign lapel button provides an additional, though accidental, bit of humor.

[The Furd Foulcar] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Mr. Peanut
Synopsis:
Parody of Ford Falcon print ads; famous cartoon characters endorse the 1961 Furd Foulcar.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Producer and I (Table of Contents)

Getting to Snow You Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ava Gardner [as Bibi Va Voom]; Carroll Baker [as Zelda Va Voom]; Phil Silvers [as King Gazan]; Burt Lancaster [as Sooky]; Kim Novak [as Marilyn Van Mansfield]; Frank Sinatra (cameo); Charlie Chaplin (cameo)
Synopsis:
The musical "The King and I", adapted to happen amid the Hollywood studio system.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The White Spy; The Black Spy
Synopsis:
The spies try to poison each other.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Spy Vs. Spy feature.

Tee Vee U. (Table of Contents)

Magna Cum Louder Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dave Garroway; Henry Morgan; Dorothy Kilgallen; Ralph Edwards
Synopsis:
The results of college courses being broadcast on television are examined.

Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The White Spy; The Black Spy
Synopsis:
While the White Spy dreams of stealing the Black Spy's secret plans, the Black Spy actually does it.

The European Tourists' Guide to the United States (Table of Contents)

Ist Das Nicht Der U.S.A. Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at tourism guide books.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes (Table of Contents)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A glimpse behind the scenes at various professions.

Spy Vs. Spy, Part 3 (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The White Spy; The Black Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy sets the Black Spy up.

The Mad Shakespeare Primer (Table of Contents)

No Holds Bard Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Shakespeare plays in storybook form.

Indexer Notes

The flipped section of this issue begins with this story.

Mad's College Songs and Cheers for Traitors, Defeatists and Cowards (Table of Contents)

Rah Rah Black Sheep Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody college songs.

Dieting (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at modern dieting.

Warm-Ups (Table of Contents)

Claptrap Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Warming up a studio audience applied to other venues.

Educational Toys (Table of Contents)

Bored of Education Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cynical versions of education aids.

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman appears on a flash card.

20 Years in the Shipping Dept. (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two shipping clerks get revenge on their boss for replacing them with automation.

Naked Town (Table of Contents)

Throwing the Bulls Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Horace McMahon [as Lt. Poker]; Paul Burke [as Det. Flinch]
Synopsis:
Parody of the television show "The Naked City".

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman appears on an election poster.

Mad Congratulates John Kennedy (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; John Kennedy
Synopsis:
Alfred E. Neuman and Mad congratulates John Kennedy for winning the 1960 Presidential election.

Indexer Notes

This is the same illustration as the front cover, with Kennedy's picture replacing Nixon's, different lettering on the pennant and lapel button, and a different caption.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mad Congratulates Richard Nixon
  2. 1. [The Furd Foulcar]
  3. 2. The Producer and I
    Getting to Snow You Dept.
  4. 3. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  5. 4. Tee Vee U.
    Magna Cum Louder Dept.
  6. 5. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  7. 6. The European Tourists' Guide to the United States
    Ist Das Nicht Der U.S.A. Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 3
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  10. 9. The Mad Shakespeare Primer
    No Holds Bard Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's College Songs and Cheers for Traitors, Defeatists and Cowards
    Rah Rah Black Sheep Dept.
  12. 11. Dieting
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. Warm-Ups
    Claptrap Dept.
  14. 13. Educational Toys
    Bored of Education Dept.
  15. 14. 20 Years in the Shipping Dept.
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Naked Town
    Throwing the Bulls Dept.
  17. 16. Mad Congratulates John Kennedy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne